Harrogate students to record charity single

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A charity single is being recorded at St Aidan’s CE High School in memory of a former student, and to raise money for cystic fibrosis.

Linus Pardoe, a former student of the school, composed the song for his friend Helen Hawcroft, who died of cystic fibrosis 18 months ago.

“She was a very close friend of mine, and I owe her a lot personally. She made a big difference to the school,” he said.

“I wanted to try and use my music skills, well, if you could call them that, to do something.

“But I felt this project was bigger than just me, and I wanted to get the whole school involved.”

It is expected there will be over 200 students and staff singing as part of the chorus.

Students will be also be playing the instruments featuring in the song.

The single will be called “These our are days.”

Mr Pardoe explained: “We’re making it a big Band Aid sort of thing.

“It’s a big and powerful piece, and it’s hopefully quite fitting to the cause.”

The money raised from the single will go towards the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

Mr Pardoe hoped it raise awareness of Cystic Fibrosis as it’s a disease that not many people know about.

The song will be recorded in Constance Green Hall at St Aidan’s on April 1 over the student’s lunch hour.

“There’s a massive buzz in the school at the minute.

“There are 15 solo singing slots, and 45 people have signed up to audition.

“Hopefully it will make a powerful sound.”

There is no official release date for the single at this time, but it is hoped it will be released on iTunes and Google Play in early May.

For more information about Cystic Fibrosis, visit http://www.cysticfibrosis.org.uk